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2013-12-10 75 views
With JEM's latest haphazard events, our family decide to brave the storm and bring some business to JEM's Sushi Tei; hoping that the mall would be less crowded. Still, we spotted a queue outside and had to wait for several minutes before getting seated.You can call up Sushi Tei to make a reservation and avoid peak hours from 6-8pm.Sushi Tei's storefront is always easy to spot, with the title head made pure white and glaring, and yellowish ambience in the restaurant.Free Flow Green Tea - SGD$2.50
You can call up Sushi Tei to make a reservation and avoid peak hours from 6-8pm. Sushi Tei's storefront is always easy to spot, with the title head made pure white and glaring, and yellowish ambience in the restaurant. Free Flow Green Tea - SGD$2.50
In almost every Japanese restaurant, it is of their courtesy to serve Green Tea free flow. The service in Sushi Tei was excellent, they were quick to attend to our needs and explained to us whatever questions that we have, such as the different Japanese Words that we couldn't understand of the menu items.
Starter Salmon Sashimi - SGD$6.00
For Starter, every salmon lover must try the freshest Sashimi that Sushi Tei serves. For about 5 pieces on a plate, this Salmon Sashimi comes with a slice of lemon for you to dabble on the Sashimi to give a slightly citrus and acidic taste. While I love to have my Sashimi plain, it was a good try to alter the taste a little, and to dip into the Japanese soya sauce to add extra flavour and get rid of the slight fishy smell for sensitive noses. Agedashi Tofu - SGD$5.00
If you've read my review on Hill Top Japanese Restaurant, Agedashi Tofu in Sushi Tei is truly one of the best. The skin is covered thinly, with the tofu soft and tender. The fish flakes makes the tofu sweet, thus enhancing the flavour of the Agedashi Tofu instead of having it plain. Basket of Fried Vegetables - $6.90
It is a trademark of Sushi Tei to deep-fry almost everything, especially vegetables in a thick batter. This basket of fried vegetables contain lady finger, carrots, sweet potato and brinjal. It was rather oily, but with the help of the nutrients from the vegetables, perhaps it may be a healthier option as compared to other deep fried snacks.
Main dishes Cold Soba with Chicken Cutlet - SGD$13.00
Sushi Tei serves one of the best cold soba around. With frozen ice elevating the noodles, don't be fooled. This soba is actually a smaller portion because of the ice hidden below the green noodles. It has hardly any taste unless you dip it in soya sauce, and is served alongside with the fried chicken cutlet (Tonkatsu). Chicken Cutlet comes with the cold soba
The chicken cutlet is fragrant, crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. The knife work of the chef is excellent, as you can tell that the strips of each chicken slice is equidistance from each other. Black Pork Ramen - SGD$15.00
The ramen wasn't the best, but they just made it. Although the noodles are not springy, and most probably not hand-made or home-made, it wasn't the highlight of the meal. In fact, the soup base was a little too salty, and there were too many spring onions in it that overpowered the taste of the thick pork. I felt really full after eating a few spoonful of it. Tempura Udon - SGD$13.00
The Tempura Udon is my favourite. As of yet, no Japanese restaurant can beat Sushi Tei's udon, which has a little bounciness at the surface of each strand of udon, and the soup is slightly sweetened and a little salty. The seaweed is extremely fresh. Tempura Udon comes with two pieces of prawn. Tempura prawn (comes with Udon)
The Tempura Prawn is battered with flaky crumbs and makes the prawn taste really good. Crispy on the outside, the prawn is really fresh and has a vibrant whitish-yellow colour. For people who hates the smell of prawns, they can always find Tempura prawn, which has no foul odour at all. You'll be surprised that such a clear, plain-looking bowl of udon is actually packed with such powerful flavours. It is truly restaurant-quality and deserve each penny of yours! Recommended: Tempura Udon - SGD$13.00, Salmon Sashimi - SGD$6.000